Witness To Paparazzi Incident Says Kanye West Was Attacked
– By Erin T. McMillon
LOS ANGELES, (RUSHPRNEWS) 09/12/2008-As previously reported by Yo! Raps, Kanye West and his road manager, Don C, were arrested on vandalism and battery charges yesterday at a Los Angeles airport after a scuffle with a TMZ photographer resulted in broken cameras and hurt feelings. West and his companion were released on $20,000 bail shortly after and according to The Associated Press left the police station shielded by umbrellas.
Although West declined to give any statement on the incident upon his release, he did take to his blog to address the situation. “We back in the lab,” Ye wrote. “I’m cool with the paparazzi. “This guy wasn’t cool. I gotta work now… I’ll rant later!”
Despite various media reports saying Kanye was over reacting, one witness to the incident is saying the rapper was acting in self-defense.
“I talk to him all the time,” Charles Davis, LAX charity donator and provider, told AP. “He’s a very nice gentleman. Very nice. He gives good donations to help children. He’s got a good, kind heart. I’ve gotten his autograph several times. I just don’t see why he was arrested. The man just put the camera too close to his face. I don’t blame him.”
source: YO RAPS MAGAZINE